Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Tahoe City, CA. We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Granlibakken Tahoe stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Granlibakken Tahoe is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort.

Granlibakken Tahoe Lodging:

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Granlibakken Tahoe has a total of 2 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Granlibakken Tahoe is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 74 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 30 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
74(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort Elevation

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,350 feet, or 1,935 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,186 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 164 feet (50 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Granlibakken Tahoe's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,350'(1,935 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
164'(50 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,186'(1,885 m)

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
14.1out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Granlibakken Tahoe is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 164 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Granlibakken Tahoe has 74 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Granlibakken Tahoe is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 50% trails are rated as intermediate.
50%(37 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(37 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
0%(0 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort good for beginners?

Granlibakken Tahoe is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort Location

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Tahoe City, CA.

Tahoe City, CA 96145 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.15600, -120.15700

Getting to Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.15600, -120.15700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Tahoe City, CA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort.

Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV32 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA83 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA149 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Granlibakken Tahoe.

Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA74 mi
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA147 mi
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County AirportSTSSanta Rosa, CA150 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Alpine MeadowsOlympic Valley, CA8,673 ft56%4 mi
Palisades TahoeOlympic Valley, CA9,050 ft76%5 mi
HomewoodHomewood, CA7,800 ft51%5 mi
NorthstarTruckee, CA8,610 ft51%8 mi
Sugar BowlTruckee, CA8,383 ft51%11 mi
Donner Ski RanchNorden, CA7,781 ft37%14 mi
Tahoe DonnerTruckee, CA7,350 ft25%15 mi
BorealSoda Springs, CA7,700 ft29%16 mi
Soda SpringsSoda Springs, CA7,300 ft30%17 mi
Mount RoseReno, NV9,700 ft58%18 mi
HeavenlySouth Lake Tahoe, CA10,067 ft71%19 mi
Sierra-at-TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA8,852 ft51%24 mi
KirkwoodKirkwood, CA9,800 ft56%33 mi
Dodge RidgePinecrest, CA8,200 ft52%68 mi

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,350 ft
Base Elevation6,186 ft
Vertical Drop164 ft
(50% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Skiable Acres74
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Resort Mountain Stats